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Cell Phone Tips:
Things you never knew your cell phone could do!

Clever investigates these tips!
As usual, we are here for you.

(anonymous email!)

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The Clever Investigators recently received this email. The tips sounded legitimate. We wondered if they really work.
FIRST Subject: Emergency
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of  your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and  the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you.
Our investigators tried dialing 112. It works.

SECOND Subject: Opening your car with your cell phone: Have you locked your keys in the  car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in  handy some day. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys  in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on  their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a  foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the  unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). We tried this cell phone to cell phone door opening suggestion on two different cars, it didn't work for us.
 
THIRD Subject: Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell will restart with this  reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in  battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time. We didn't try this. Our cell phones were at full power already.

FOURTH Subject: How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #. A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally  useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at  least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in  people stealing mobile phones. And Finally....
Hmm. When I did this, I got 17 numbers, not 15. I also got some letters and a slash. I wrote it all down. If my cell gets stolen I'll report all of it. Maybe the Indian or Pakistani service technician I talk to will figure it out.
 
FIFTH Subject: service charges: Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to  $1.75 or more for 411 information calls. Most of us do not carry the Yellow Pages in  our cars. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 for free info. Great idea if you remember how to program phone numbers into your cell.
 

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